Posts Tagged ‘Dreihaus Museum’

Dressing Downton

Feb
16

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It’s fitting that the costumes from a costume drama would tour. The travelling exhibition Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times brings clothing and jewelry from Downton Abbey to Chicago’s Dreihaus Museum from February 9 to May 8, 2016.

Downton …

A Victorian Mansion Christmas

Dec
02

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Silver and gold means so much more when I see silver and gold decorations in 19th century Gilded Age mansions. Fortunately, the Chicago area has several of these architectural representations with holiday events.

Downtown, the Dreihaus Museum (40 E …

A Mansion Off the Magnificent Mile

Nov
15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago banker Samuel Nickerson Mayo commissioned his mansion in 1879. Chicago philanthropist Richard H. Dreihaus founded his museum there in 2003 to preserve architecture and design of the Gilded Age.

The …